Hulbuk Settlement – Traces of urban life in medieval times

The ancient settlement of Hulbuk in the Khatlon region stands as a testament of urban life in the medieval period. According to historians, Hulbuk was one of the four biggest cities in Central Asia between 9th and 11th centuries, with structures that were made from glass, ceramic, metal and burnt bricks. There are evidences that sewers, plumbing and heating systems existed in this ancient city. One of the famous discoveries from excavations was the Hulbuk ivory chess, of which 20 intact and 8 dilapidated figures were found.

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